Determining eligibility when assets exceed amount based in countable income

Discussion in 'Tips and Resources' started by TripleW, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. TripleW

    TripleW Newbie

    If a surviving spouse has assets greater than the rule of thumb, $80,000, but has home care giver expenses greater than her income, does she have to wait until her assets approach the magic number to apply for the A&A pension from the VA?

    Currently her expenses exceed her income by about $25,000+ per year.
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    The question here, is how old is she? This greatly impacts how the VA will look at how quickly she will go through her money compensating for her annual shortfall.

    The VA is looking to see if she reasonably has enough to last her anticipated lifetime.

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